Ruth Bader Ginsburg Memorial and PBS Special on Her Legacy

September 23, 2020

Ruth Bader Ginsburg in her official portrait for the Supreme Court of the United States.

On Thursday, September 24 at 8 p.m., THIRTEEN will air RBG: Her Legacy & The Court’s Future: A PBS NewsHour Special.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Legacy & The Court’s Future: A PBS NewsHour Special


On September 19, PBS NewsHour aired this remembrance of Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s life, career and accomplishments

RBG: Her Legacy & The Court’s Future: A PBS NewsHour Special takes a look at the life of the historic civil rights figure and culture icon, Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. The program, premiering Thursday, September 24 at 8 p.m., will also explore the process of filling the vacant Supreme Court seat.

The primetime special will be anchored by managing editor Judy Woodruff and include contributions from PBS NewsHour senior national correspondent Amna Nawaz, Capitol Hill correspondent Lisa Desjardins, White House correspondent Yamiche Alcindor, national correspondent John Yang and Marcia Coyle of The National Law Journal.

RBG: Her Legacy & The Court’s Future will feature thoughtful conversations and interviews with people who knew and worked with Ginsburg, others who carry her work forward in the law, as well as reporting on the battle to replace her – how that is changing the remaining days of the campaign and possibly the structure and nature of the Senate and the Court themselves.

Expected guests include:

Associate Justice Stephen Breyer
United States Supreme Court

Christopher Scalia
Son of the late Associate Justice Antonin Scalia

Judge M. Margaret McKeown
United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and mentee to Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Lisa Blatt
Former clerk, United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit

Paul Clement
43rd Solicitor General of the United States

Memorial Service and Repose at U.S. Supreme Court

September 23 – 24

Livestream the Memorial Ceremony on September 23, above.

Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will lie in repose at the Supreme Court of the United States on Wednesday, September 23, and Thursday, September 24. The casket will arrive in front of the Court just before 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday. A private ceremony will take place in the Great Hall at 9:30 a.m. attended by Justice Ginsburg’s family, close friends, and members of the Court. Following the private ceremony inside, Justice Ginsburg will lie in repose under the Portico at the top of the front steps of the Building to allow for public viewing outdoors.

The public is invited to pay respects in front of the building from approximately 11 a.m. until 10 p.m. on Wednesday, September 23, and from 9 a.m. until 10 p.m. on Thursday, September 24. The Court provides this public viewing guidance, addressing safety precautions and street closures.

Read statements from her fellow Court Justices.

Ginsburg will lie in state at the U.S. Capitol on Friday. After Yom Kippur, the most solemn day in the Jewish calendar, she will be buried Tuesday, September 29, at Arlington National Cemetery next to her husband, Marty Ginsburg, who died in 2010.